Actors Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting have filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures.

Hussey and Whiting had great success starring in Romeo and Juliet in 1968, which was nominated for four Oscars.

Now they are complaining about the film: They had to shoot nude scenes against their will as teenagers.

They are demanding more than $500 million on allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment – ​​and fraud.

Hussey, 15 at the time of shooting, and Whiting, then 16, accused the film's director, Franco Zeffirelli, of initially assuring them that the related bedroom scene would be shot in nude underwear.

As the scene neared the end of filming, Zeffirelli, who died in 2019, begged her to record the scene with only body make-up on - otherwise they would "fail".

He showed them where the cameras would be positioned and assured them that the corresponding parts of the body would not be photographed naked.

The lawsuit by Hussey, now 71, and Whiting, 72, alleges that Zeffirelli was not honest and that the two were filmed naked without their knowledge.

"They trusted Franco," the actors' manager told Variety.

"And honestly, what are you supposed to do when you're 16?

There were no options, there was no MeToo.” Hussey and Whiting say they suffered emotionally as a result of the film and had limited career options because of it.

A few years ago, Hussey had defended the scene.

The 71-year-old actress told Variety in 2018 that director Zeffirelli made the scene tasteful.

"She was necessary for the film." That same year she told Fox News, "It wasn't a big deal."